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Bird Watching in Ella

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If your are into bird watching, please bring along your binoculars and note book. A frequent visitor to Sunnyside is the Sri Lanka Jungle Fowl with its fiery colours and awesome call. In case you didn't know, the Jungle Fowl is an endemic bird and is the "National Bird of Sri Lanka". The beauty of this bird has also been mentioned in early "Sandeshaya" poetry.

The following birds have been identified at Sunnyside and surrounding areas of Ella, Sri Lanka.

B
Yellow Billed Babbler (Seven Sisters)
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler
Brown Headed Barbet
Sri Lanka Yellow Fronted Barbet
Red Vented Bulbul

C
Village Crow
Greater Coucal
Common Hawk-cuckoo (Brainfever Bird)
Plaintive Cuckoo (seen by the author for the first time, in October 2013)

D
Spotted Dove
White-bellied Drongo

E
Crested Serpent Eagle
Cattle Egret

F
Pale Billed Flowerpecker
White Browed Fantail Flycatcher
Grey Headed Canary Flycatcher
Kashmir Flycatcher
Sri Lanka Dull Blue Flycatcher
Asian Paradise Flycatcher

H
Malabar Pied Hornbill
Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill
Indian Pond Heron

J
Sri Lanka Jungle Fowl

K
Asian Koel
Common Kingfisher
White-throated Kingfisher

L
Jerdon's Leafbird

M
Common Myna
Lesser Hill Myna
Small Minivet
Scarlet Minivet
Scaly-breasted Munia

N
Velvet Fronted Nuthatch

O
Black Headed Oriole

P
Indian Peafowl (When I was a kid, I had never seen them at such a high elevation)
Sri Lanka Wood Pigeon
Indian Pitta
Sri Lanka Emeraldcollared
Parakeet
Sri Lanka Hangingparrot (Lorikeet)

R
Indian Black Robin
Oriental Magpie Robin

S
Brown Shrike
Pied Shrike
Loten's Sunbird

T
Grey Tit

W
Grey Wagtail
Forest Wagtail
Black Rumped Flame Back (Woodpecker)
Lesser Yellow Napped (Woodpecker)
Oriental White-eye

Birds of Sri Lanka

BIRDS OF SRI LANKA
A PICTORIAL GUIDE AND CHECKLIST

By Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne

Part 1 , Part 2 , Part 3